Clear and sensible guidance on face masks essential for primary schools


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) acknowledges the decision taken by Government today to recommend the wearing of face masks to pupils from third to sixth classes in primary schools. 


Member update: Antigen testing guidance, vaccination of children, ventilation clarification


Further to the update provided earlier this week (Weds 24 Nov), the INTO has detailed subsequent, latest developments for members following clarification on various issues. 

Member update – antigen tests, public health, student-teachers, inspections


The INTO, along with post-primary teacher unions and school management, met Department of Education officials and representatives of the HPSC and HSE this morning.

Applications now open for new Supplementary Panel


The Supplementary Panel Circular 0057/2021 was published earlier today, which sets out the conditions and application process for the access to the Supplementary Panel for recruitment to permanent positions arising in 2022/23. INTO are facilitating a Supplementary Panel Webinar on Wednesday (1 December) from 3.15 – 4.30pm. This webinar will be delivered by Ashling Lynch … Continued

INTO welcomes additional measures to alleviate substitution crisis in schools


The INTO welcomes the measures being proposed in Information Note SD 0001/2021 sent to schools by the Department of Education.

INTO snapshot survey – COVID-19 and substitution


From Tuesday, 16 November 2021 to Thursday 18 November 2021, the union conducted a snapshot survey of 3,100 school principals across the country to assess the level of Covid-19 infection they were aware of in their school community and the extent of the substitution crisis...

Antigen testing in schools – department publishes details of the scheme


The Department of Education has today set out how the new antigen testing scheme will operate in primary schools, with the scheme expected to launch in schools on or before the 29th of November.

Education Conference 2021


The 2021 Education Conference took place on 12-13 November with the dual themes Digital Learning and Wellbeing

#Teacher2Teacher webinar series


The INTO will be collaborating with teachers and teacher educators to offer a number of webinars to support teacher professional development, promote peer led learning and share best practice

100 extra Supply Panel Jobs to include summer pay


Following the INTO’s recent negotiation of supply panel extensions, many fixed-term posts for supply teacher positions have been advertised on and